March 5, 2007

I'm Irked!

I just discovered last night that the Arizona Diamondbacks MLB team has changed its colors. Since the team's inceptions, the official colors were purple, turquoise and copper. Now, the colors are "Sedona Red," "Sonoran Sand" and black. While the colors are "deserty" enough, I've got two problems with the new color scheme.

First, the red and black (the dominant colors) are too much like too many other MLB team colors, especially the red. With the old color scheme, there was only one other team that had purple (the Colorado Rockies) and no other teams with turquoise (the Florida Marlins and Oakland A's come close with their shades of green). However, with the red, now Arizona's going to look like the Angels, Red Sox, Reds, Cardinals, Phillies, Astros and Twins. Boring! The old color scheme was unique. The alternate home uniform of the purple jersey, purple cap and white pants was beautiful to behold.

The second problem I have is that this is an obvious snub to Jerry Colangelo, the former owner of the Diamondback. Both of his teams, the Phoenix Suns (NBA) and the D-Backs, had purple in the official colors. That was OK by me. It looks good and it's a good Arizona color. But the new ownership is obviously trying to distance themselves away from the old regime. Yeah, that shows a lot of "class," guys.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with you!! I go to a lot of D-backs games, and you're SO right about the red...it's always a sea of red when the St. Louis Cards are in town, and now there's no distinguishing features between the D-backs and other teams.
New management has no clue.
I also just noticed that Richard Jeni's real name was Colangelo. Any relation to Jerry?

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